Tuesday, 29 April 2014

The Illinois State Lottery

The Tedious Tuesday slide is not just a chance to wheel out slides of boring hackneyed subjects. Oh No. Not Always at least.

It's a chance to see slides of subject that escaped the classically trained photographer's eye. Like this slide from 1975 of the excitement of the Illinois State Lottery. There just aren't many pictures of the 1975  Illinois State Lottery.

Bonus -

Monday, 28 April 2014

Artistic Nude

Just opened another box of slides for scanning.

By Jove, they're dull. Spanish palaces and suchlike.  This is one of the more interesting. Yeah, that dull.

The wording on the slide suggests it's by  Alexander Cabanel - Nymph and Satyr

Bonus - (Confused Look)

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Worst Blind Date - Ever

Stuck at the disused race track, no food, no shops, no beer - and only 9 hours into the next bus.

Bonus - Taking a break from the war...

Friday, 25 April 2014

Bill and Edna Specht

Another one from the ever-reliable "Dene's wedding December 29th 1941" set.

I wonder if this is the Bill Specht who founded Cousins Subs?

Bonus : Prank the Daily Mail with this iPod Message Creator

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Mystery Medical Malady


Right.   The medical slides.

Quite unsettling.

Bonus -
You know that phrase "Organised Chaos"?  I struggle to see any organisation here.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Massive Television

In these days of every bedroom having a 43-inch plasma screen television, it's nice to be reminded of the times when a 24-inch CRT TV was the height of technology. And yet, people still disguised them as a cupboard or sideboard.


Bonus - Treehouse of Horror XXIV - How many film references ????

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Sea Isle Plaza

There's a Sea Isle in Noo Joisey, but a Google of "Sea Isle Plaza" turns up almost nothing.

Maybe I should register that domain, in case I can sell it to a developer.

Bonus : Gorillas are Cool.

Monday, 21 April 2014

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Travelling with Glevum Coaches

Another Easter School's Trip slide.
This one's from the 1968 Lloret de Mar set, and this give an idea of how the travelled there. No nice fast air travel - nope, it's by coach.

Glevum Coaches were based in Gloucester (Yes, it's the Roman bane for Gloucester.) Here we see 421KUY, named "The Beast of Bristol".

Bonus - World's largest Jenga game, played with CAT equipment

Bonus 2 - Goodbye Pervert Dave

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Easter Around The Pool

It's been a while since I last posted a slide from the "School Trip At Easter" sets, so today ... let's do it !

From 1971's cultural trip to Majorca.

Bonus - Non-Award Winning School Science Fair Projects

Friday, 18 April 2014

The Resurrection Trout

In Maynard County, there is the strange local belief in "The Resurrection Trout".

Ever fisherman in the county attends morning service then heads off fishing until sundown. All Thornhead Trout are returned to the water, after notching the tail with a knife.

On Easter Sunday, church then fishing. Anyone who catches a notched trout (the "Resurrection Trout") will be blessed with good fortune for the following year.

Here. Maisie Henson proudly displays her Resurrection Trout for 1966.

Bonus - The True Meaning Of Easter

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Monday, 14 April 2014

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Ready for the Prom

Kevin's going for the "White Tux - James Bond" llok, but fails by a distance.

Still, nice to see a Oldsmobile 98 in the background.

Bonus - The Sad Trade in Pangolins

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Brutal; Figures

When it comes to art...Yes !

You can forget your video installations and conceptual pieces, this is more like it.

Bonus : Harold Shipman examination couch for sale on eBay

Thursday, 10 April 2014

The Graduate

Nothing says "Successful Graduate" like posing with your mates on the the urine splashed steps of number 4234 John Wilkes Booth Drive, Boston.

Bonus -
Peaches Geldof. Remember her this way.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Mildred at the Front of the House

With the Spanish Inquisition just about to appear from behind the conifers.

Bonus - Childhood Wonder

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Melody The Moody Model

For slide number 2100, I thought we needed something special, so how about Melody, the world's most disgruntled swimsuit model.

From the box of Hollings Fashion Shows slides, I suspect that is one of those backstage favours for the University Photography Club.

Bonus - Disappointment in the library.
'Human skin' book at Harvard found to be bound in sheepskin

Bonus 2 -

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Meet The Grandchildren !

Grandma's favourite subject - the Granddaughters.

From the left - Gwendolyn, Slymnestra, Petronella and Uggh.
(Curious. The spell checker suggested correcting "Gwendolyn" to "Well Endowed". No Comment.)

But that's a freaky doll that Gwen has...

Bonus - You know that music at teh start of TV programmes? Turns out it's not recorded

Friday, 4 April 2014

Where in the world?

Quiz Time again

Do you think this picture was taken in A - Switzerland
B - Chad
C - The Netherlands
D - Rockall.

Send your answer to "Netherland Windmill Competition"  PO Box 3046, Inverness  and you could win nothing at all.

Bonus - (Rude word alert, but music starts at 1.40/)

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Par-Tay !

It's always party time in Scranton, NJ.

Bonus -
Reporter asks a man “What’s your name?”. She immediately regrets it.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Coming In To Land

Don't know where
Don't know when.

Don't even know what sort of aeroplane.

But i like it.

Bonus -

Tuesday, 1 April 2014


Those wacky Americans seem to take photo's of almost anything.  I can almost imagine young Hank Washington regaling the neighbours with his tales of his trip to France.  "...and this here is what they call a Bee-Day. I didn't know what it was for..."

Bonus -

Nothing Prohibiting Fishing!

And there's always some poacher who'll take advantage of it. I'm no expert, but I believe that that is a male Mulligan'...